Tag Archives: BBC

Mother Jessica Bruce 'sets double buggy marathon record'

A mother-of-two is claiming a new world record for running a marathon while pushing a double buggy. Jessica Bruce, who lives in Bristol, ran the Abingdon Marathon with her two children in a double pushchair in three hours, 22 minutes and five seconds. Guinness World Records set her a minimum of four hours 30 minutes in the race for pushing ...

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Driver in Kings Cross buffer crash was 'fatigued'

A driver of a train that crashed into buffers on arrival at Kings Cross station was suffering from fatigue, an investigation has found. The worker was coming to the end of a “relatively demanding night shift” when the collision happened at 06:23 BST on 15 August. Five people reported minor injuries in the 4mph crash, which pushed the buffers back ...

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RBS faces 'further action' by financial regulator

The financial regulator has said it may take “further action” over the way Royal Bank of Scotland treated some small business customers. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an interim report into the conduct of the unit set up by the bank to help struggling businesses. FCA chief Andrew Bailey said it was investigating whether there were grounds for ...

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Man 'stabbed five times' outside St Leonards school

A man has been stabbed repeatedly outside a primary school and was found bleeding on the ground, police have said. He was found in the Tower Road area of St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, at about 11:30 BST with multiple stab wounds. A witness who lives near the scene said he overheard paramedics say the victim had been stabbed five times. ...

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Russia radio presenter stabbed in neck

Moscow police have arrested an assailant who stabbed and seriously wounded a top Russian radio journalist. The man burst into the offices of Ekho Moskvy – a respected, independent broadcaster – and stabbed news anchor Tatyana Felgengauer in the neck. She is in hospital now and her life is not in danger. The knifeman reportedly sprayed a gas into the ...

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Drunk driver kills athlete during Costa Rica half-marathon

A Venezuelan athlete has died after being hit by a drunk driver while participating in a half-marathon in the Costa Rican capital, San José. Police say the 26-year-old driver was drunk when he drove through a police cordon and hit the Venezuelan runner. The driver has been arrested. The athlete, David Yáñez Pacheco, died moments after being taken to hospital. ...

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Tributes to Jess Wilkes killed on a boat trip in France

Tributes have been paid to a British woman who was killed in a boating accident in southern France. Jess Wilkes, 27, from Kent, was fung from the craft as it travelled on the Rhone near the city of Avignon, on Saturday night. Ms Wilkes, from Lamberhurst, died and five other passengers were injured, two seriously, when the boat they were ...

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Ronald Koeman: Everton sack manager after Arsenal defeat

Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone. A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”. The Toffees are 18th in the Premier League and have won just ...

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No children in quarter of Church of England congregations

There are no children in the smallest 25% of the Church of England’s congregations, figures have shown. On average, nine children attended each service across all Church of England churches in 2016 – a “sobering reminder of the long-term challenge we face”, the church’s ruling body said. Usual Sunday attendance at church in 2016 was 739,000 people – 14% lower ...

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Widow of fallen soldier hits out at Trump

The widow of a fallen US soldier says President Trump couldn’t remember her husband’s name during a controversial phone call. Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt La David Johnson, told ABC News the president’s “stumbling” had “hurt her the most”. “..If my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risks his life for our country, why can’t you ...

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